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Re: New mascot for Perl

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on May 14, 2004 at 08:38 UTC ( #353307=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to New mascot for Perl

Well, if one insists on an animal, IMO, there's only one animal that fits the bill: the platypus. It looks like it's thrown together from pieces of other animals (like Perl from pieces of other languages), it's ugly for people not familiar with it, but adorable for people who love it. And it has unique features, not found in other mammals, like laying eggs, and being poisonous - just like Perl has unique features.

But no doubt that O'Reilly is already using the platypus for some book or another.


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Re: Re: New mascot for Perl
by theorbtwo (Prior) on May 14, 2004 at 11:58 UTC
Re: Re: New mascot for Perl
by Molt (Chaplain) on May 14, 2004 at 10:23 UTC
      But it shouldn't matter. O'Reilly aren't copyrighting the use of a platypus in connection with Perl.
        You mean Trademark, and it really depends on the domain they hold the Trademark for (if they hold a Trademark). If it is something like "In connections with PHP or MySQL." then there will be many Perl users that are on shakey ground if they use DBD::MySQL.

        but IANAL
Re: Re: New mascot for Perl
by simonm (Vicar) on May 17, 2004 at 00:38 UTC
    As much as I like the suggestion of a platypus, it's worth noting that Hexley the platypus is already the mascot for Darwin, Apple's BSD-ish open-source OS. (He's so cute!)

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